pastille

noun
pas·​tille | \ pa-ˈstēl How to pronounce pastille (audio) \
variants: or less commonly pastil \ ˈpa-​stᵊl How to pronounce pastille (audio) \

Definition of pastille

1 : a small mass of aromatic paste for fumigating or scenting the air of a room

Examples of pastille in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to archives of the Patent Trader newspaper, aromatic wood or pastilles were burned in small ceramic containers as air freshener. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, 5 Aug. 2016 Swap out the nuclear-yellow Peeps for for Marchesi pastilles—equally as festive, not as equally stomachache and sugar-crash inducing. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 26 Mar. 2018 From left: Valentino’s elegant gown with pastille-like sequins Rebecca Malinsky, WSJ, 6 Oct. 2017 According to archives of the Patent Trader newspaper, aromatic wood or pastilles were burned in small ceramic containers as air freshener. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, 5 Aug. 2016 Put the white chocolate pastilles in a medium bowl. Ellise Pierce, star-telegram, 4 July 2017

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First Known Use of pastille

1574, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for pastille

French pastille, from Latin pastillus small loaf, lozenge; akin to Latin panis bread — more at food

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The first known use of pastille was in 1574

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“Pastille.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pastille. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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pastille

noun
pas·​tille | \ pas-ˈtē(ə)l How to pronounce pastille (audio) \
variants: also pastil \ ˈpas-​tᵊl How to pronounce pastille (audio) \

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